- Designer : Marcel Wanders
- Year of Design : 2016
- Material : 18/10 stainless steel
- Dimensions : 22cm x 16cm; H: 33cm
- Limited Edition of 999 numbered pieces
Alberto the Candyman Sweet Dispenser by Marcel Wanders for Alessi is part of the Limited Edition "Circus" collection. With the circus is in town and all that entails - the big top, the rides, the stands proffering games, target shooting and candies with the vendor dispensing sweet treats for all ages it is him that Marcel Wanders dedicates one of the pieces in this sophisticated collection. He imagines him in his top hat, his smiling face made up like a clown, hiding the sadness of a distant love. Into the depiction of this figure, Wanders has incorporated a stylish candy dispenser: the oversized top hat is a container to fill with your favourite sweets, the broad smile hides a tray into which the sweets are dispensed in small amounts, the perfect treat.
As well as everyday objects the Circus collection includes 6 character designs, each with their own persona and exquisitely detailed to capture the atmosphere and pageantry under the Big Top. Each piece is limited to 999 pieces worldwide and is numbered, making these true collectors pieces.
A sculptural object this lovable Candyman is dedicated to true connoisseurs of the applied arts, and is composed of 35 parts in 18/10 stainless steel produced using three different production processes. Lost wax casting, for complex design elements with minute details to be reproduced; CNC machining for details that require high-precision execution for the purpose of coupling; and flatbed laser cutting for complex geometric figures. Each one is decorated with decal transfers appliquéd by hand and then kiln-fired. Any slight variations in the colour or decal appliqué – either between one item and another, or over time – should be considered intrinsic characteristics of a product made employing an artisan process, which results in each item being truly unique.
Watch the Circus Collection Video